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Astrology At Work: The Tale of Two ChildrenRenoirImage

I was recently reading a biography by Barbara Ehrlich White of the famous Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Most biographies of famous artists focus on their work and shy away from discussions of their personal lives, but Ms. White takes a different approach. Among other things she discusses the two illegitimate children Renoir fathered with his mistress, Lise Trebot.


The first was a boy born in born at 10:30 AM on Sept. 15, 1868. He was named Pierre and, since Renoir did not acknowledge parentage, his was given the last name of his mother. (Click here to see the chart.) What is striking about this horoscope is that Saturn is in the First House and it forms a unique aspect pattern with Uranus and Neptune.


Uranus and Neptune at the time of his birth were in an almost exact square and they both formed an exact 135 degree aspect (called a sesquidquadrate) to Saturn. This is an obscure aspect, but since it places a lot of stress on Saturn in the First House, the house ruling the physical body, it does not bode well. Pierre was sent to a foundling home. Nothing is known about him after that. About half of the children separated from their mother and sent to such homes died in infancy.


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What’s Up with Bob?

The last time I wrote about the horoscope of special prosecutor Robert Mueller was last January. Since then Mueller has run a tight ship. No one knows for sure what Mueller is doing or in what direction his investigation is heading. What we know astrologically (and what I pointed out in January) is that Robert Mueller is currently under a highly significant Saturn Cycle aspect, the kind of aspect the makes a person’s reputation or breaks it.


The specific aspect I’m talking about is the opposition of transiting Saturn its natal place. (Click on Robert Mueller to see a horoscope done for noon on his date of birth.) The first hit of this aspect occurred in February, shortly after the payment to Stormy Daniels by Michael Cohen became news. We don’t know when Mueller started looking into this tawdry affair, but it was information that he turned over to prosecutors in New York that led to the raid on Cohen’s office and apartment.


Following the Moon May 15, 2018

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The last Full Moon (on April 28) brought us a period of relative quiet. Except for Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Iran deal, which pretty much everyone saw coming, and a slow-moving natural disaster in Hawaii, the past two weeks have been relatively free of national scandals and embarrassments. There have been several days in which the list of top news stories on the major outlets did not include a Trump tweet or a pending indictment.


In the April 29 Full Moon chart (click here to see my article and the chart) Jupiter was close to the Ascendant when the chart was done for Washington D.C., so the feeling of euphoria that settled over the nation last month after Kim Jong Un announced that he was essentially giving up threatening the world with nukes continued. I had predicted the conjunction of Mars to Pluto signaled that Trump would scuttle the Iran deal. I now think that the aspect is also connected to the violent protests that have erupted in Israel because of the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem.


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The Royal Wedding Approaches

With the wedding day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only a week away, I decided that it was time to look at their horoscopes. Weddings, like most milestone events in our lives, are generally marked by an important transit of Saturn. So, let’s see what Saturn is doing in the charts of these two lovebirds.


In the horoscope of Meghan Markle it is easy to see the impact that Saturn in making. (Click on Meghan Markle to see the chart.) Saturn in her chart is at 5 degrees of Libra. Transiting Saturn is currently at 9 degrees of Capricorn. It squared her natal Saturn in Feb. and will square it again in July and Nov. Saturn squaring its natal place is one of the turning point in one of the two Saturn Cycles. Though the wedding is not going exactly coincide with the square it is obvious that she is in the midst of an important period of transition.